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scombroid

[skom-broid] /ˈskɒm brɔɪd/
adjective
1.
resembling the mackerel.
2.
resembling or related to the mackerel family Scombridae.
noun
3.
a mackerel or related scombroid fish.
Origin of scombroid
1835-1845
1835-45; < Greek skómbr(os) mackerel + -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for scombroid

scombroid

/ˈskɒmbrɔɪd/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Scombroidea, a suborder of marine spiny-finned fishes having a spindle-shaped body and a forked powerful tail: includes the mackerels, tunnies, bonitos, swordfish, and sailfish
noun
2.
any fish belonging to the suborder Scombroidea
Word Origin
C19: from Greek skombros a mackerel; see -oid
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